Janet Smith, a well-known, 'conservative' moral theologian, recently published a scandalous article in First Things (June-July 2011 issue), where she tries to justify, in certain cases, the intrinsically immoral act of lying. Smith rashly entitled her article: "Fig Leaves and Falsehoods: Pace Thomas Aquinas, Sometimes We Need to Deceive." Much worse and more heterodox theses have been proposed by theologians in the last fifty years, but this one is particularly scandalous because it comes from a woman whose moral teaching had been considered trustworthy by conservative Catholics for decades. It is also scandalous due to her being a professor at a major seminary.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
New Theologians (Janet Smith) Continue To Think They Know More
No matter how I try to escape the latest shenanigans going on in the Church.... I stopped by one of my favorite blogs and this....Natural Law Too Strict For Janet Smith? The answer is unfortunately yes. Time to hit the redo button on the news abstinence program.